So why am I writing this blog........?

This blog is a way for me to record and reflect upon my day to day life and all the changes that have happened to me over the past 2 years. In a nut-shell I moved from the rich, bustling streets of London to the sleepy suburbs of Washington DC all in the name of love. My biggest reward in this adventure has been the love of my wonderful husband and the birth of our beautiful daughter. However this transition is not and has not been an easy one; it's been filled with tremendous highs and devastating lows- all part of life's rich tapestry and part of my story that I want to share as a mother, wife and of course as an English girl settling into life across the pond.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

House Update....

We're back from our epic cruise across the bay and not once did we set sight on the infamous Chessie (the Chesapeake equivalent to Nessie!)  We arrived back into the Marina on Sunday lunchtime having left St. Michael's early in an attempt to sail before the sun's heat became too intense.

Last week we missed our weekly 'check on the house' fix, so by Tuesday we were both itching to head out towards civilization and check on the progress.  To break up the monotony of the drive and add a little spice to our life, Doug and I have begun to play a game to not look at the house until we are physically on our street (oh yes, we live on the wild side!)  We both cover our eyes (leaving a slit for the person who is driving of course!) or look the other way so that the progress on the house is a surprise until we get there.  You'd be amazed how much willpower this involves and how much nervous anticipation is built up in the short time that we do this before we look.

Imagine our surprise, relief and excitement when we were greeted with this sight......we have walls and a roof!

The builders have done so much work in a period of 9 days, it's quite amazing.

We understand that the next step is for the builders to finish putting in the external windows and doors and then they will begin to work on the inside of the house.  Who knows what we will be greeted with by next week?!

                                                Tabby and I standing on our front porch


  1. Looks amazing.... Think you'll be in by September xx
    Guess what? Wet again, the grass is a foot high!
    Love you all

  2. It looks amazing Kate - fingers crossed you'll be in before September but save me some boxes please ;D

    Lots of love,